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Prithvi Shaw and Amit Mishra also made telling contributions to Delhi Capitals' win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator
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There was a Rashid Khan masterclass. There was Amit Mishra run-out obstructing the field. There was a Prithvi Shaw blitz. But none of that was the main event
The opener was traded by Sunrisers Hyderabad in exchange for Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem and Abhishek Sharma from Delhi Capitals
Delhi are in the playoffs after a six-year gap, but they are on a roll, while Sunrisers go into the match having won just one of their last five games
Batsmen have become used to playing the spinner out at run-a-ball and going after the other bowlers
The four playoff teams - Mumbai, Super Kings, Capitals, Sunrisers - have the best bowling record in the middle and the death overs
If Knight Riders lose on Sunday, then Sunrisers will sneak through to the playoffs despite finishing on only 12 points
RCB won their last league game but did they miss a trick by not bowling Washington in the Powerplay and by giving Umesh more death overs?
All they can now do is bite their fingernails as they hope Mumbai Indians help them progress by beating Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday
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